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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 6, 2006 7:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD miscellanea

hey william,

hopefully this little blurb will help...


Getz and Dwork's mission was so immense that it took three volume. s of 500-plus pages each to fulfill it. They have reviewed every Grateful Dead concert for which there is a known audio and/or video recording. These reviews are quite detailed, often elaborating on all of the songs played during a given performance. Other information for each show includes the complete set list, running time of the recording, the source of the recording, and a quality rating. As if all this weren't enough, Getz and Dwork sweeten the deal with additional features in all three volumes. Volume 1, for example, contains two articles on the history of Grateful Dead concert taping. One focuses on taping done by the band's sound crew, the other on taping done by Deadheads. These articles are followed by interviews with two prominent tapers, Owsley Stanley (a.k.a. "Bear"), and the late Dick Latvala, who was the keeper of the Grateful Dead tape vault and after whom the compact disc series "Dick's Picks" is named. There is also a resource guide for tape collectors, and many color and black & white photos. Both authors are well known and respected members of the Deadhead community, and they have done the community a great service with these three ambitious volumes.